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In Sequence

(Criminal Intentions: Season Two #2)

4.47  ·  Rating details ·  110 ratings  ·  33 reviews

The Golden Ratio killer resurfaces in California to target a former victim, and this time the case takes Malcolm and Seong-Jae hunting deep into his past, searching for connections between victim and killer that may reveal his identity. But with the killer one step ahead of them, toying with them, leaving false trails at every turn, it's like playing
Kindle Edition, 168 pages
Published November 10th 2019
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Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
***4.5 Stars***

I always try to make good on my threats promises, so... tadaaaaa:

No worries, this will probably be the last one for awhile, so there's no need for calling in a higher power. ;-)

What a sick f*ck!!!!! Umm, the killer, not Mal. He's seriously creeping me out. Gahh, the killer, not Mal. ;-)

I'm aware that I'm turning a blind eye to some things here (love-blind idiot and hardcore fan that I am), like the fact that I have zero concept of the maths used here and I don't even try to
* 4,5 stars*

Cole McCade promised this season of CI would be darker and grittier.
And hell yes, it is that and more.
Intense. Shocking. Toe curling. Heart stopping.

I have a feeling I might have to skim chapter 1 in the following books, or read it like this ...

I am truly horrified, and believe me, I’m not just saying that. Being in the POV of the person being killed has always been the MO for the first chapter in this series, but what happens with the Golden Ratio Killer is terrifying, harrowing,
4.25 stars!

Ugh, I love this series, I really do. I love Malcolm and Seong-Jae so much, who manage to show just how much they love each other in every book.

I rounded this down to 4 stars instead of giving this my usual 5 just because of that feeling of not getting enough of Malcolm and Seong-Jae. While they're still the main also feels less like they are, you know? And that's fine and I do enjoy the other characters, mostly, but it's becoming more and more an ensemble series and I
4.5 stars. *coughcough* Well, ok then. *fans self* I wish it were all sweetness and fire but it's not. Well, I guess I don't really wish that but damn. *shivers*

I've said this before but it bears repeating. Cole McCade is a little bit scary because his killer here and the psychological effect he's having on not just our guys but the reader *meaning me* as well is honestly chilling. Not to mention the undercurrents constantly rippling. Things you can feel are in motion but no matter how you look
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can say with all honesty that each episode gets better and better. Apart from crimes and murder investigations, the author gives attention to all the couples in the series - their thoughts, misgivings and vulnerabilities are on display. I love how raw and sharp the feelings are at times. I really like hints here and there about the killer, the motive and anything connected to them - it's quite gory and fascinating at the same time. The way Seong-Jae and Malcolm work together is freaking ...more
Nov 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 ... Seong Jay and Malcolm are really in the thick of things now. Their vulnerability is showing and this killer is playing havoc with their emotions. This is brilliantly written and is extremely clever I can’t wait for the next installment !!
Nov 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars!!
4.5 stars from me for this instalment In Sequence of Criminal Intentions season 2. Is it just me or is the Golden Ratio killer just so much more than Sila in Season 1?? He's completely and utterly terrifying...

Love Adelaide as a character, full of sass and has such confidence and belief in herself, despite her health problems. She'll keep Malcolm and Seong-Jae on their toes when they get back to Baltimore. There are just so many secrets that we are not privy to, and what's with Sade hacking the
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is one of my favorite series and Malcom and Seong-Jae are great. Maybe I'm being greedy but I want more of the old wolf and crow. Sometimes the secondary characters take up too much of the books.
Nat ReadingAllNite
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
What can I possibly say at this point? The narrative is as mesmerizing and shocking as ever, more shocking really. This season is much more horror and I’m not sure if I’ll be able to stick with this. I love the investigation part but not the descriptive murders. I also love the romance and usually the steam between Malcolm and Seong Jae but in this book, I do not feel it reflected my vision of them. It’s just my personal visual though and you will see it your way and maybe think it’s just fine. ...more
Paloma Villasenor
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-releases
I’m honestly scared for the upcoming books tbh. I was expecting once again, like the first season of Criminal Intentions, when it was calmer that this second season. Because this is way much darker, and I’m so certain it will get worse. I don’t know how I’ll handle it wow. However, I can’t stop loving Malcom and Yoon, they fully own me, they deserve 100% happiness ...more
**4 stars**

This is Cole McCades second book of the second season in this three season series. (say that 3x fast)
Malcolm and Seong-Jae are in LA hunting the Golden Ratio Killer. The killer continues his craft by revisiting a loose end and readers are clued in to an even more complex and bizarre situation.

Huang, Sade, and the other prominent secondary characters make brief visits. We see a bit more of the new temp Comp Analyst (autistic & quirky)

This is a shorter book this time, what I would
Leelah🍁♋️ Orion
Nov 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m
I think I’ll be hiding under my blanket for the rest of this season. I’m not sure I’ll make it out alive. The madness alone this season is beyond anything one could ever imagine. I had to take several breaths and wonder if should I put the book down and check on the author. The level of intricacy behind these characters are so well thought out and detailed that I wonder how real this story is. After reading I’m usually ruined for any book after and need to bring myself back to reality. Yet I
Robin Mandell
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Intense, as always. The plot threads are getting more tangled and the characters' relations more complicated. There's one truly laugh out loud moment. Poor Cara. I was howling!
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Nicole Field
Dec 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
This second novel of the new season was much shorter, or maybe it just finished that much more abruptly.

Seong-Jae and Malcolm are still out of Baltimore on a case from Seong-Jae's past and still dealing with another of Seong-Jae's ex. They don't really get that much further along in the case, this novel is more about them planning what their steps are going to be from here on after finding dead a loose end from the killer's past.

In other news, Sade seems to be taking further steps towards
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The ending... Oh my god!! I need the next episode. I'm on pins and needles becuase of the crazy Golden Ratio Killer. I've never read a serial killer quite like this one. If I was a little child, I would be scared of the dark. I would be afraid to even the slightest hint of a nursery rhyme. Ugh... *shutter*

Anyway... I need the next book because the ending left me more than just hanging. I was absolutely chilled. Malcolm and Yoon are amazing like always. They still have a cool dynamic as partners
Dec 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Some book are really hard for me to.revirw ... then they wait on my reading list for some time.
This was one of them ... There are so many aspects to this book, so where to begin

Let's start with the best part: Mal and Seong-Jae. These two together are one of my favourite couples ever. Although in this book there are not enough scenes with them (but ate there ever????) And I was a bit angry with Mal for doubting (maybe that is a too strong word.... but at least for not 100% trusting) Seong-Jae .
Helgaleena Healingline
Nov 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Call me spoiled but I can't BELIEVE I let Cole McCade fob me off with two sex scenes of hotness and still no end to the case. But I did, and I loved it as usual and only deducted one star out of pure pique.

The writing of the first chapter is so damn elegant that this book stands alone even though it's the middle of something, as our characters situate themselves in stream of consciousness into their universe as if we were born knowing. New readers will pick this up and slip into our clique of
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This has been one of my favourite series from the very beginning and season 2 has been incredibly captivating! The writing is very intelligent and suspenseful and I like that it is one whole casefile spread over multiple episodes: with each the suspense builds further, and ep 2 is no exception, it’s highly riveting! We see a further maturity in the protagonists’ relationship and get interesting insights on the killer. Humans can be very dark and twisted, it is a harsh reality; and the author, ...more
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my. Just ... breathe.

In this episode, the guys are settling into Los Angeles in order to work the BAU case for as long as it takes to solve this twisted, grisly tale. And, not only do we see the MCs, but we get a glimpse of the other characters back in Baltimore to see how events are evolving there.

As a reader, we are aware of some stuff that the MCs are not. It has given me some ideas on who the killer might be -- so I will definitely keep reading to find out. Meanwhile, I continue holding
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cole Maccade is a master storyteller. As per usual, he had me at the edge of my seat with this installment of the series. I was a tad sceptical, the whole season follows one serial killer on a murder spree, as to the individual cases we dealt with in the first season. But man, this one was intense. From Yoon and Malcolm's relationship, raw and laid bare, to Sila, the psychopath doing what he does best. This might just be the second episode of the season but I KNOW when it all comes to head it ...more
kemeo mclean
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Whole seekers so far

I have read this whole series in a matter is a few days and this is my first post about all 15 book. Wow! The characters are amazing, the way they start the journey they take to now is a slow burn,but not all about sex. How the work they do that brings them closer, and yet strain the bond that is growing between them is amazing. But there are parts out side the main characters that play a role in how each character brings life to the story that changed a dull read for me to a
Joscelyn Smith
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant As Always

This new addition to the second season of Seong Jay and Malcolm's story continues to astound, I seriously cannot get enough of this series. The author has cranked up the intensity to eleven, not just for the characters but for readers too. I was once again glued to my tablet until the end, I am so ready to see what is in store for Seong Jay and Malcolm in the next book.

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Shenelle Ellis
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cole MCcade is incredible. The crime in this is so...terrific. I mean, I was speechless. Human mind can be so twisted . This is one of his most incredible work. Cole just kept my attention all along about my guys AND about this case. I can't wait for the final.

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Amelia Reads
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Love it

Ahh, fuck. Mal & Seong-Jae are my faves for a reason, and this episode just further emphasised it. Also, the Golden Ratio Killer is terrifying & Sila is still creepy as hell, so kudos to the author for that.
Holly Amber Acosta Doucette
Nov 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So good!

There were some lovely moments between Seong-Jae and Malcom's parents and some beautiful bonding moments between Seong-Jae and Malcom. As always, I just wish the book was longer.
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Little by little, piece by piece, we are discovering that the puzzle is much larger than we thought... Cole McCade is a genius and his characters are so well written, even the more devious one. Safe to say Malcolm and Seong-Jae are among my favourite couples of all times!

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Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This series just keeps you on the edge of your seat. I'm so invested in the people in it. Can't wait for the next episode!

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